Seaton Carew Super Run
What an absolutely wonderful morning for a run down Seaton Carew.
This is just about as beautiful as it gets for a run, the weather was not too cool to make it cold and it wasn’t too warm to make it hot.
Funny thing was that I was feeling pretty ropey on the morning when I got up. I think I’d had too little sleep and I was still sporting a bit of a cold that seemed to be only be being held back by huge amounts of vitamin C and Paracetamol. I didn’t fancy running at all even though the weather looked good (I’d been fooled before) but I mustered up the strength and tried out one of my new motivational thoughts (that’s gag reflex stuff to me usually) of “everything’s better after a run”, that of course leaves out the pain of doing the run, the getting there and the rest of the stuff that’s not too pleasant about running, but hey once it’s finished it is quite swish.
So motivated I drove along to Seaton Carew and sure enough a beautiful morning ensued, the run out was with a slight headwind that was nice and cooling and the run back was with a tiny tail wind and despite the lack of cooling wind the sun was just at level where it wasn’t all too hot, just really a fabulous tepid.
I had a bit of an experiment too, I decided to try to say “morning” to everyone I passed who was walking towards me. By the end of the run I must have easily said “morning” to over 40 people, I even for good measure included some cyclists who bucked the trend of being ignoramuses and were very polite. Out of those 40 or so people I reckon I got a verbal response from around 95%, some were really hearty with something North Eastern like “hello lad” thrown in for good measure and some were whispered at their feet, sometimes I might have been ignored due to them listening to personal stereos but mostly it was a very positive experience. I think I’ll try this again on a dull and dreary morning and see if the response is anything like this one.
Took the run pretty much in my stride, I pushed for the first 2/3 of the run out and then for the first 1/3 of the run back but apart from that it was quite an easy run. No many runners at all around, I did however catch and pass a girl/woman I didn’t notice as I passed her so fast 🙂 Good time I managed to break two 201 3 records, my first sub 8 minute average this year for the run and my first one were I was under 19 minutes for both lengths. Not bad at all, I did an unusual thing before my run today though in that I had 2000mg of Vit’ C in a glass of water just before the run, normally I’d take it after but I just thought that all the good it might do might be accelerated by it being speeded through my body in my gushing blood system, so enhancing the scrubbing ability of its anti-oxidant nature. Or is that just nuts?
My vitals today came in at:
Weight: 11 stones 6.2 lbs
Visceral Fat: 10
Oh and no smoking since Monday at 09:01pm
Seaton super run you were super.